Remote consultation will have lasting impact on remote patient-monitoring sector, says GlobalData

Due to the incredibly infectious nature of the coronavirus (COVID-19), many healthcare workers are at a huge risk of infection. This is especially dangerous in the case of GPs, who will have to come into contact with many infected and non-infected patients on a daily basis, and may become an extremely dangerous vector of the disease themselves. Video call systems may hold the answers and provide a lasting impact on remote patient monitoring, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

James Spencer, Data Scientist at GlobalData, comments: “Fully remote medical video call systems such as Nye Health allow patients to interact with their GP entirely through a video call, removing any risk of infection to either patient or practioner.

“These systems are often integrated with the GP’s health database, allowing them to see and keep track of their patients’ records constantly, allowing for smooth and continuous digital care – a long-awaited goal of remote patient monitoring.

“Nye Health is already up and running, available for the NHS to use for free. Depending on its success and visibility in the coming months, it may highlight the importance of remote patient monitoring technology in a post-COVID-19 world. The morbid message driven home by the current pandemic may highlight the importance of having a robust remote patient monitoring framework – especially when infectious diseases are present.”

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